Sunday, 14 December 2014

Blue Öyster Cult - Heaven Forbid (1998)

Album number 12 from this US eclectic metal rock band.

This is the follow up to the excellent 1988 album Imaginos who showcased the band from their best side. Ten years later, all the life and intelligence had gone out of the band. What's left is not something I appreciate.

The band still contains Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma. You still get the typical BOC vocals. There is also a lot of keyboards, guitars, drums and bass here. All the right ingredients from their glorious past. The music though....

Take some dumbed down metal and add some AOR to the proceedings. Proceedings lasting forty-five minutes. That includes a Mr Big like acoustic live song called In Thee. A terrible song and one BOC should not have touched with a barge pole. 

The rest of the album is also terrible and not worth using my time on. Avoid.

1.5 points 

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